Welcome to a special summer school edition of Did You Do Your Homework! As we rework the podcast a bit and settle in to a slightly new format, we’re taking a brief break from homework to talk about what we’ve been experiencing this summer: the good, the bad, and the ugly. What’s been awesome, and what has been a disappointment.
This is also our first episode featuring a guest. To keep our three-person dynamic going, and to introduce fresh new voices to our discussion, we’ll be including super awesome guest stars for every episode. Allow me to introduce our first: Maren, Pete’s wonderful fiancee!
Our Pop Culture Credentials:
Pete: Lemonade, 2017 album by Beyonce
Martha: Black Sails, 2014 tv show
Maren: The Ezra Klein Show podcast episode featuring Julia Galef on how to argue better
In a three-truths-and-a-lie format, we’re each giving you three pop culture picks of the summer – and one disappointment, or dud. These are not things that debuted this summer necessarily, but rather things we experienced this summer, and are bringing to you, the listener.
Our disappointments may be unpopular! Don’t @ us. Go forth, and experience the good things in life, such as gay dad dating sims, the first Christopher Nolan movie to clock in under 94 years long, and cinematic scenes of the sweeping Scottish highlands.
- Dunkirk (Film)
- The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland (Book)
- U Talking U2 2 Me (Po’cast)
Dud: Arcade Fire Everything Now (Album)
- Dream Daddy (2017 PC game)
- Wynonna Earp (2016 TV show by Emily Andras, starring Melanie Scrofano)
- Motor Crush, vol. 1 (comic by Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr)
Dud: An Ember in the Ashes, 2015 novel by Sabaa Tahir
- Outlander (2014 TV show by Ronald D. Moore, starring Caitriona Balfe)
- The Big Sick (2017 movie directed by Michael Showalter and starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan)
- An Extraordinary Union (2017 nov by Alyssa Cole)
Dud: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3 (TV Show)
Our theme for August 30 is going to be Forgiveness. Your homework for next episode:
Maren: Atonement (2007 movie directed by Joe Wright, starring Kiera Knightly and James McAvoy)
Pete: Doctor Who S9 e6 “The Girl Who Died” and s9 e7 “The Girl Who Lived” (2-parter)
Martha: The Walls Around Us, 2015 novel by Nova Ren Suma
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